Tuesday, July 30, 2013

See the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

This was my first attempt to make a youtube video - I think it may show ... :). It actually published before I could approve my final music ... so, if anyone out there can give me pointers ... I would appreciate it! I promise, the next time will be better and it will be live! But I wanted to share the wonderful new Artbooking cricut cartridge - enjoy! You will be able to get it starting August 1!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CTMH July Newsletter

If you don't get your own copy yet, but would like to email me - thanks.

July 2013
Summer Delights
Dear Margit,

You may want to include a personal greeting, a note or editorial written by the owner of your company. By including a photo, you can make your greeting even more personal.
Know your target audience. Who are your most important customers, clients or prospects, and why? Know what is important to them and address their needs in your newsletter each month.
Margit McCabe
Close to my Heart
Another Pajama Party

Check out my recent Blogger post for the Pajama party! We will be introducing some new products. Especially our new Artbooking cricut cartridge. It will make scrapbooking so much easier for you! Make mini albums and layouts in a jiffy. Over 700 images with every season covered. Many cut outs are great for cards as well. Your imagination is the only limit. Love this cartridge!
July Specials

  • July Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life.
    Every month we offer one special set you can only get during that month along with recipes online for great projects.  
  • Get Patriotric - You can still get our Patriotic special sets and support our troops this month! I have highlighted the sets in my blog for you.
  • Work the Workshop - This month you can our Canvas Workshop (normally priced at $39.95) for only $19.95. Get it while you can. 

You can see all those great special in my blog, or you can right to my website to purchase some of those great deals. Join one of the open online parties or ask me how you can open one for yourself and possibly earn some free hostess benefits yourself.

Before I I leave I want to let you know I am working on a color club again. Please let me know if you are interested in joining in again. It used to a favorite of you.

You can order your new idea book now from my blog, or you can get it free, by placing an order or be a hostess!

As I want to set myself up now in Florida, I will appreciate any referrals you might have in this area. Of course - I will reward them with a gift!

Take care for now and don't miss all the great new things coming our way in August with the new book. I will have an "Open House" for the new book, even if it is virtual!

Take care,
Close to my Heart
PO Box 470698
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
In This Issue
Are you social?
Throughout the month I am adding content to my blog, my facebook page and now my pintereste board. As I do this, I do not want to keep sending out a newsletter - you may not appreciate it :).

So, if you want to stay on top of what is going on you may want to start following one of those place:
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My goal is to start google hangouts on a regular basis. In those hangouts, I would like to showcase some of our cool products and show you how to use them. The hangouts will be recorded so you can revisit them. The nice thing about hangouts is, that you can ask me questions, once I am done with my demonstration. It's like a gathering on a national basis!

How cool is that! You don't have to leave the house for it - yeah! So, lets' spread the word, join me in my google circle - you don't need gmail. I can start our google community and we are off!

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Another Big Picture Class!


Close To My Heart is teaming up with Big Picture Classes again to bring you a live webcast with step-by-step instructions for making this layout using the Cricut® Artbooking collection. Purchase the collection beginning August 1, 2013 and revolutionize the way you scrapbook!
The FREE webcast will air Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm (MDT). During the presentation, you’ll learn to make several projects from a variety of sponsors, including Close To My Heart’s Artbooking layout, as our very own Kristine Widtfeldt walks you through the steps—and sneaks the Artbooking collection!
The Pajama Party class will be available for FREE at BigPictureClasses.com on July 31, and will be archived after the event for future viewing. If you would like to interact on the message board, participate in live chat, post to the gallery, download handouts, or enter any contests, you will need to log in to the Pajama Party “classroom” by creating a free account on the Big Picture Classes website. If you have already created an account or if you registered for the first Pajama Party in May, you are all set! You will not need to create another account or register again.
We hope you will enjoy this sneak peek of the new Artbooking collection as Kristine Widtfeldt, Stacy Julian, and the rest of the Big Picture Classes crew make the featured project and share their tips and tricks for using the collection. We know you will be chomping at the bit to make the Artbooking layout, so take this opportunity to sit back, relax, and drool over the items, then be ready to spring into action August 1 when you can buy the collection with the rest of the supplies. Then you can tune in to the archived event for step-by-step details on how to make the project. To make the project, you  will want to have the following items—or similar products—on hand:

  • Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection*
  • 1301 Bamboo Cardstock
  • 1388 Colonial White Cardstock
  • X5668 Honey Cardstock
  • X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
  • X5930 Slate Cardstock
  • X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
  • X5666 Twilight Cardstock
  • Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
  • Z1853 Aqua Dots*
  • Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
  • Z1294 Sanding Kit
*These products will be available for customers to purchase beginning August 1, 2013.

As always, I will be more than happy to help you with any of these items. August will be a great time to schedule an online party for you to garner some of those great hostess rewards to for you. As you get your own Artbooking cartridge you might as well get some rewards for free! Let me help you with that!

Get Organized!

Love, Love, Love those organizing tools from Close to my Heart! Here are some of the big organizers. When I go to a crop I usually have all my tools in there from the blocks to sets, to glue - you name it. If I need it, I will take the medium with me for some of my embellishments. At home I keep them separated for sets, embellishments, blocks, inkblocks - yes, our little inkblocks have their own little place. I just received a new little camera, so be on the lookout for a little video to show you what I mean! There will be another installment of my own for organization. 

Once I move into my new house I can organized again into my own space and I will share how I do it - because I need to know where all my goodies are :)

As always, you can find these goodies on my website right here. Have fun creating!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

It's so easy

Shaunna Richards, one of Close to my Heart's newest consultant, from Australia created this excellent video to show how to convert Close to my Heart's Memory Protectors to creative CM album pages. CTMH has just opened the Australia/New Zealand market and we are excited to welcome so many new CTMH consultants in that part of the world! They are brimming with wonderful new ideas and I love to share some of them here! Thank you so much.

 With CM discontinuing many of its core products this information might be helpful to many of you. You can get your sheet protectors here or email me at scrappingbee42@gmail.com for any questions.

have fun!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Background Stamps

Get a sneak peak of some of our new background stamps in this clip. Background stamps have such a versatility - I always love to use them - watch this and think about how you might be able to use them. You might find some sets right here to get started.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Want it now?

There is only one way to get your hot little hands on the new products before August 1 - sign up now as a new consultant and you can get your kit now! It is only $49 for the Essential Kit or $99 for the Master Kit. There are not many places you can start a business for that little money.

Of course my team is called "The ScrappingBees" So come and start your journey as part of a growing team! Here

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July Online Party

Its time again for our online party - yeah! This month you automatically qualify for our workshop special and with only $50 you can get our Stamp of the Month for only $5! You can save twice this month. Both sets are stinkin' cute! Check them out on the website! As you start shopping just click on "join" next to July Club and you are on your way.
If you cannot wait to get your hot little hands on our new product at a great savings - consider to signing up! All new consultants will get all new product in their kit. You can started here.

Hope you are taking advantage of all our great tutorials we are putting out. Close to my Heart is almost taking my work away by not having to show all the cool things you can do with our stamps - almost ... ha! I would love to show you more! So, get in touch with me - I would love to help you get started with your projects. Get those things out of the drawer! Things in the drawer are very expensive. Only when you pull them out and do something with them do they become a bargain!

If you are looking for a quick project - check out one of our Workshop of the Go kits. Everything is in one place. Love those kits! This month save on our canvas frame kit - too cool!

Need to get quick pages done - consider our Express Layouts in Studio J. Check it out, play around - you don't pay until you press the purchase button. And yes - they count towards a party, hostess rewards. It cannot get better!

Remember - I always have a drawing for the free product from the orders placed in those online parties. The more orders - the more I can give away. Maybe you want to have your own party to get it all - :).

Take care for now and happy stamping.

Margit aka scrappingbee

Hello and thank you for stopping by!

This is my first attempt on a blog - can you tell? I am sure you can. From what I have learned about blogs they are like an online journal and you are getting a peak into my soul ...

At this time I am trying to learn how to post my artwork with watermark and copyright and all that jazz -but I a, learning. My plan is to post my work and along with it I will explain what I used and how I made the project.

As we go along, I will also give you a peak into my life. I will share some pictures of my family, places we have been, places we have visited. So, please come back and visit often. Just know, that I am very new to this blogging thing! So, at this time - any help you can give me is highly appreciated in growing my skills in "blogging".

If you live close to me and you would like to join me in my craft place or one my crops please, check my calendar for any upcoming workshops!

A scrapbooker's quilting bee!